OUR HOPS HISTORY
We first heard about hops in 2015. To say that they piqued our interest was an understatement! We did some research (actually a Lot), attended some seminars, had soil samples done, checked long term weather cycles, talked to growers, agronomists, buyers and the brewers themselves before deciding that this was for us.
In the spring of 2016 the first plants went into the ground here in southern Manitoba. They grew like weeds and far exceeded our expectations! We perfected our trellis system, got the irrigation logistics figured out and decided to go for it in a big way. This spring there will be almost 2400 plants (2 1/4 acres) going into the ground.
In the spring of 2018 we planted another 4 acres of hops. We hope to be up to full production with 12 acres harvested by the fall of 2020.